Press coverage about Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE:BSAC) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Banco Santander-Chile earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.4238258928351 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

BSAC has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub cut shares of Banco Santander-Chile from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, November 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Banco Santander-Chile from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Citigroup cut shares of Banco Santander-Chile from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Scotia Howard Weill cut shares of Banco Santander-Chile from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, Deutsche Bank cut shares of Banco Santander-Chile to a “sell” rating and set a $32.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Banco Santander-Chile has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $29.60.

Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE BSAC) traded up $0.46 on Wednesday, reaching $32.56. 248,931 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 374,256. The stock has a market capitalization of $15,122.79, a PE ratio of 17.51, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 0.72. Banco Santander-Chile has a 52 week low of $21.56 and a 52 week high of $34.98. The company has a quick ratio of 1.69, a current ratio of 1.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.75.

Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE:BSAC) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The bank reported $0.46 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $729.84 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $449.44 million. Banco Santander-Chile had a net margin of 20.98% and a return on equity of 18.00%. analysts anticipate that Banco Santander-Chile will post 2.01 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Banco Santander-Chile

Banco Santander-Chile (the Bank), formerly Banco Santander Chile, is a Chilean bank. The Bank’s segments include Retail banking, Middle-market, Global Corporate Banking and Corporate Activities (Other). The Retail Banking segment consists of individuals and small to middle-sized entities (SMEs). The Middle-market segment serves companies and large corporations.

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